Travelling is often restricted to the most popular destinations
around the world. But what if you could go to some amazing tourist
spots that are not usually found in a guide book or a tourism site?
Here are the top 5 unique travel destinations around the world.
Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China
The Leshan Giant Buddha is carved into a mountainside & is 233
feet tall. The Buddha was carved in the 8th century & is one of
the largest known Buddha images in the world. While you’re there,
make sure you stay at the Panda Inn. True to its name, the inn
features pandas everywhere, including the walls & the furniture.
Want a little more fun? The staff dresses as pandas as well.
Mont St. Michel, France
Nature has a million ways to surprise us. Mont St. Michel is one
such surprise. This is a tidal island. When the tide comes in it is
surrounded by water, when the water recedes it is surrounded by land.
The island is located off the coast of Normandy, France. Need a
little more history in your trip? On the island is a Gothic Abbey
that housed prisoners during the French Revolution.
Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Not afraid of a little cold weather? Located approximately 124
miles above the Arctic Circle, sits the Icehotel. But it is present
only in the winter months. The hotel is made almost entirely of ice.
Guests sleep on beds made of ice. There is a church, main hall, and
bar made from ice. The glasses in the bar are also carved from ice.
Cancun Underwater Museum, Cancun
Looking for some underwater adventure? Head to Cancun, Mexico. In
the ocean, just off the coast of Cancun, is the Cancun Underwater
Museum. The museum features more than 500 life size sculptures. The
underwater sculptures were made from materials to promote the growth
of corals. On the sea floor, the sculpture of a man sits on his couch
watching television, while schools of fish swim by. This is truly a
Ever heard of a whole town being declared a heritage site? If you
visit the town of Alberobello in Italy, you will be standing at a
UNESCO World Heritage site. This small town in Italy began in the
14th century when the Court of Conversano colonised it. Here the
homes are of trulli. Trulli are dwelling made from limestone &
appear cone shaped. When the homes were first built, they were made
from interlocking rocks that lacked mortar. Since there was no
mortar, they could be moved easily.